New software coming to 888poker

We recap some stories you may have missed including a narrowly averted overlay and more bounties coming to PokerStars.

New software coming to 888poker

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A long awaited software overhaul is coming to 888poker later on this year, the first one since before Black Friday.

'Poker 8' will featured improved table displays, enhanced graphics and a more functional lobby. 

There is also set to be a new game format to be launched in the next month known as 'Pik'em Poker', which as yet nothing is known about. 

888poker have also announced they are introducing PKO tournaments, starting with a $1 million guaranteed event next weekend.

This comes following a big decline in poker revenues for the 888 group, a drop of 28% on the previous year.

partypoker LIVE beat a huge overlay

The £5,000 UK MILLIONS event at Dusk Till Dawn looked like it was going to have a huge overlay this week, with just 224 players (and 1,000 needed) at the end of Day 1B. 

But say the word overlay to the poker world and you will get a mass exodus of players, and after a huge Day 1C which saw 536 entries, followed by late registration on Day 2, it actually managed to beat the guarantee. 

224 of the 1,015 entries remain and they will be playing for a top prize of £1 million throughout the rest of this week. 

Bounty series coming to PokerStars

Bounty Builder

We'll bring you more details on this soon but PokerStars have just unveiled a bounty themed online festival starting this Sunday. 

Over 100 PKO style events will feature, with buy-ins between $1.10 all the way up to $2,100, as well as a $530 Main Event on October 21 with a $2 million guarantee. 

Spin & Go qualifiers and satellites have already begun, and a special $25,000 freeroll will take place for anyone who claims at least one bounty during the series. 

Lex should stop calling his cards

We wrote this week about wrongly assuming you have control over the cards, but this week it really was like Lex Veldhuis was negatively influencing his:

Are you a big fan of PKOs? Looking forward to the new 888poker software? Let us know in the comments:

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  • OldSchoolPapa

    #1

    For sure it won't hurt to refresh and upgrade 888Poker interface & Software, Titan Poker Should also think about it as well and follow the flow. Now it also depends how they will upgrade the interface and if they will put in better features and options for poker players. If it's just graphics and sounds it's like to do nothing in my opinion ...
  • Fagin

    #2

    I hope 888 update their table queuing system as it is still the worst out there telling me I have a seat and then not allowing me to sit down when I open the table!
    Mind you this issue has only been around for 5 years that I know of so is probably not important enough for them to fix.
  • ubbster

    #3

    I agree with #1 that just graphics and sounds is not enough to make it more appealing. In my opinion they have make it possible to create your own betting amounts both preflop and postflop. For example: 2,15 BB 2,45 BB 2,75 BB and so on preflop and 33% 48% 67% and so on postflop. This is the one thing that i miss most on the 888 poker software.
  • arthurbentley

    #4

    It's not the software that is causing a loss in customers it's the high rake, and the crappy blind structures of the SNGs, and the skimming of players deposits due to 'currency exchange rates.' Take the pi55 out of your customers and don't be surprised if they leave you in their droves.
  • martinko212121

    #5

    Mind you this issue has only been around for 5 years that I know of so is probably not important enough for them to fix.
    It's not the software that is causing a loss in customers it's the high rake, and the crappy blind structures of the SNG
  • OldSchoolPapa

    #6

    Also their freerolls are sh*tty. Rebuys and Addons in a freeroll until very very late ? LOL We should call that room 888MoneYMaKers. They should learn what free means in Freeroll. Funny room.